Monday, January 30, 2017
Valentine and Birthday Cards
Still doing very little crafting, but it's very satisfying when I manage to do it. I'm picking tiny charts so I have a chance of finishing them in some reasonable amount of time. I made this Valentine card from a Tra La La design. Such a sweet little cup of love. It's on 36 ct linen and I'm glad to know I can still do 18 stitches per inch!
I have been stitching a birthday card for my brother every year since as long as I can remember. I usually look for a theme that would be of interest or relevant to him. Kind of ran out of ideas this year, so I went with a generic birthday cake. Everybody loves cake, right!
This was from a World of Cross Stitching freebie you can get here. I think the fabric is 32-count. I liked it because the white showed up so well.
Two more of the Snowflower Diaries Joyful World designs are now ready for display on the fridge.
I panicked when I accidentally cut the sides without enough seam allowance. But sometimes recovery is where the fun is, and I managed to get it to work out with a little border fabric.
Took longer than I expected of course, but I still had the mojo to do March as well so I'm ahead of hte game. I must say that the grommet pliers are really working well after all these years.